Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 111–127 | Cite as

Minimax approach to structural optimization problems

  • N. V. Banichuk
Contributed Papers


The problem of determining the shape of an elastic body which is optimal for a whole class of loads is formulated. Its general solution scheme, based on a minimax approach, is indicated. The optimization problem of an elastic beam is studied for both the simply supported case and the cantilevered case, and some specific properties of the optimal shape are determined.

Key Words

Structural optimization minimax problems beam design inequality constraints 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. V. Banichuk
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Problems in MechanicsUSSR Academy of SciencesMoscowUSSR

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